Irish Opinion Susan McFadden

The new queen of Irish panto talks cinema

Fresh from her success in London’s West End as Sandra Dee in the hit musical “Grease”, Susan McFadden returns home to Dublin for the Christmas Panto “Aladdin” at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre this December.  Aladdin takes to the Olympia stage on 19th December and runs until 4th January ’09. Susan will be joined by Ireland’s most celebrated comedian Noel V. Ginnity, who causes havoc as the hilarious Wishy Washy! The hugely talented ‘Little Becky’, famous for her prank calls on early morning radio, also features in Aladdin with friends and backing singers ‘The Kool- Pops’.

Here,  the new queen of Irish panto, Susan McFadden, talks cinema with 


Q: How often to you get to sit down and watch a movie?

I like to watch a flick before I go to sleep. Relaxes me after a day of shows and when I’m on tour in the UK I find myself in digs after the show and it keeps me company.



Q: Tell us about the last movie you saw? (Either in cinema, video, DVD or TV)

Indiana Jones and the search for the longest name ever- !!!!! It was the latest one and I really enjoyed it. Ending was a bit stupid but it didn’t stop me from loving it.



Q: What is your favourite Irish movie and why?

The Commitments – I loved the fun of it and the music. I also knew some people in it and that made it good fun to watch.



Q: What is your favourite movie of all time?

DIRTY DANCING!!!!!! I just love it – “Nobody puts baby in the corner”



Q: What movie could you never sit through again?

Saw 3- way too much blood!!!!!


Q: Have you ever cried during a movie? Which one?

Yes- The Mummy 3. Cried my eyes out it was that bad



Q: Favourite movie snack?

Buttered popcorn and a medium Pepsi mmmmmmm….Oh and a pack of maltesers-live dangerously



Q: Favourite TV programme?

Coronation Street.



Q: Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?

Reese Witherspoon….I am Legally Blonde

See Susan and the cast of Aladdin for a truly unique experience. Aladdin runs from 19th December ’08 until 4th January ’09 at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin.